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"Game Of Thrones" Just Confirmed A Huge Theory And People Aren't OK

I don't know if I'll ever recover from this. Warning: Contains spoilers.

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You know the drill: This post contains MASSIVE spoilers for the Season 7 finale of Game of Thrones.

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GUYS, THEY'VE DONE IT AGAIN. After confirming the L part in R+L=J in the Season 6 finale, Game of Thrones finally confirmed the R part and showed Rhaegar Targaryen onscreen for the first time ever.

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Apparently Bran has been sitting on this information all season (classic Bran), although he was missing one vital piece, which Sam luckily arrived at Winterfell just in time to provide: Rhaegar and Lyanna were actually MARRIED.

(*cough*justice for Gilly*cough*)

YES. THESE ARE JON SNOW'S PARENTS. RHAEGAR TARGARYEN AND LYANNA STARK.

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THEY WERE IN LOVE. THEY WERE MARRIED. JON WAS WANTED.

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We even got the missing piece of the flashback from the Season 6 finale, and heard Jon's real name for the first time.

It's an interesting choice, considering Rhaegar already had a son named Aegon to Elia Martell. There's a chance it's related to Rhaegar's belief in prophecy. Here's hoping the choice for Jon's name, and Rhaegar and Elia's dynamic, is explored next season.
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It's an interesting choice, considering Rhaegar already had a son named Aegon to Elia Martell. There's a chance it's related to Rhaegar's belief in prophecy. Here's hoping the choice for Jon's name, and Rhaegar and Elia's dynamic, is explored next season.

Meanwhile Jon, who grew up hating being a bastard, is about as far from being a bastard as you can get.

And Game of Thrones chose to reveal all this while he was banging his actual aunt, who believes SHE is the heir to the Iron Throne. THANKS GUYS. Needless to say, it was QUITE A JOURNEY for fans.
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And Game of Thrones chose to reveal all this while he was banging his actual aunt, who believes SHE is the heir to the Iron Throne. THANKS GUYS.

Needless to say, it was QUITE A JOURNEY for fans.

People made jokes about the way Bran and Sam put it all together...

bran: i literally know everything. sam: rhaegar got an annulment and married lyanna. bran: #GameOfThrones

Sam & Bran were like when book fans and show fans theorize together about #GameofThrones. Bran knew which ep 2 watch 2 back Sam's citations

Sam and Bran finally getting their act together #GameOfThronesFinale #ThronesYall

And spared a thought for Gilly.

When you find out the most important piece of information on the show and sam takes credit for it… https://t.co/nVcies2Ji9

Never do a group assignment with Samwell Tarly.

Many were excited to finally see Rhaegar and Lyanna together on screen, after seven seasons of waiting.

THE FLASHBACK THAT WAS PROMISED #GameOfThrones

There were tears over their love...

RHAEGAR DIDNT KIDNAP MY AUNT OR RAPE HER HE LOVED HER AND SHE LOVED HIM #GameofThrones

Me during the Rhaegar-Lyanna flashback: #GameOfThrones

And some just wanted MORE.

I waited so many years to see Rhaegar and they finally showed the side of his face for 10 seconds. #GameofThrones

There were jokes about Rhaegar's ~look~.

And A LOT of questions about Jon's real name.

"That feel when having one son named Aegon isn’t enough.” -Rhaegar Targaryen, probably #GameofThrones

But many people were just excited that precious bastard Jon Snow IS ACTUALLY THE HEIR TO THE IRON THRONE.

AEGON. TARGARYEN. The heir to the Iron Throne. #GameofThrones

I'm sorry, the old Jon can't come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, 'cause he's AEGON. #GameOfThrones

We need a second chance to introduce our king #GameOfThrones

Of course, we can't forget Ned's role in all this.

The true MVP ! He kept the biggest secret of Game Of Thrones history without spilling anything. #GameOfThrones

And the sad way it affected his relationship with Cat.

It's just sad that Catelyn Stark will never know how faithful Ned Stark was to her #GameOfThronesFinale #GameOfThrones

Not to mention how Rhaegar's first wife, Elia, must have felt.

It's true that this secret started the WHOLE MESS of Game of Thrones.

You thought the red wedding was brutal, what's the body count due to this wedding? #gameofthrones

But despite the worrying parallels between Jon and Dany and Rhaegar and Lyanna, people still have some hope.

Basically, IT WAS A LOT TO DEAL WITH OK?!

Me watching #GameOfThrones already knowing the information but still being shocked to finally have it confirmed 😱

I don't know if I'll ever recover tbh.

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